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258 meters below sea level

Translated by: Gergana Zlatkova

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Forty atmospheres -

at 258 meters

below sea level -

said the Priest,

and in fact everything

here, around us,

should be submerged

from sea water

or ocean water…

But Some Force

holds everything

for to be Canaan,

for to exist Jericho

with the fertile,

full of minerals and salts,

land

among the naked

mountains with

beige - redish

hue, merging

with the fiery sunset…

Jericho

with date palms,

with camels and donkeys,

who willingly

feed on the seeds

from overripe dates…

…with saturated

from the sand

Jordan River, which

never

does not settle

in her trough,

but in the bottle

after minutes

her water

is crystal clear…

…with the Dead Sea,

Whose waters are

So salty- bitter

like ripe olives-

synthesized in themselves

nuances of tastes

from bitter to sweet

from fasting dry to

saturating wet…

Canaan – The Land

of Honey and Milk,

which is always warm,

even when

her sky

is covered

with milky white clouds,

slotted by the rays

of the Sun…

As she is slotted

from holy places

and temples - with testimonies

for Miracles…

Forty atmospheres

pressures -

allegedly she is explosive,

but in fact

she is full with love

and gifts

Blessed Land.

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